Awards and Nominations

Below is a list of nominations; Awards are in blue.

Blues Revue Magazine

Watermelon Slim & The Workers, 2006 Self-Titled CD Release named #19 on the Best 25 Blues CDs of the Decade

Blues Music Awards

2011 Blues Music Awards - 32nd Annual
Best Blues DVD
Live at Ground Zero Blues Club / Watermelon Slim & The Workers

2009 Blues Music Awards - 30th Annual
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Band of the Year
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year 'No Paid Holidays'
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year

2008 Blues Music Awards - 29th Annual
Album of the Year
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Band of the Year
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year 'The Wheel Man'
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Song of the Year 'The Wheel Man'

2007 Blues Music Awards - 28th Annual
Album of the Year
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Band of the Year
Song of the Year 'Hard Times'
Band of the Year 'Watermelon Slim & the Workers'
Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year

2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards - 26th Annual
Best New Artist Debut 'Up Close & Personal'


Blues Blast Music Awards

2009 Blues Blast Music Awards
Best Blues Band

2008 Blues Blast Music Awards
Best Contemporary Blues Recording
Best Blues Song


Blues Review Magazine Awards

January 1, 2010
#19 On Best 25 Blues CDs Of The Decade - Watermelon Slim & The Workers

Blueswax Awards

2007 Blueswax Awards
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year

2006 Blueswax Awards
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year


Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards

2006 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards
National Recording of Year


Independent Music Awards - Music Resource Group

7th Annual Independent Music Awards
Album of the Year

6th Annual Independent Music Awards
Album of the Year
Best Blues Song - Hard Times


Maple Blues Awards - Toronto Blues Society

2008 Maple Blues Awards
International Artist of the Year

2006 Maple Blues Awards
BB King International Artist Award


Mojo Magazine

2007 Mojo Magazine
#1 Blues Album of the Year - The Wheel Man

2006 Mojo Magazine
#1 Blues Album of the Year - Watermelon Slim & The Workers


Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame

Watermelon Slim Inducted May 26, 2007


Roots Music Association Awards

2008 Roots Music Association Awards
Artist of the Year



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Records and CD's

that slim has released and performed on.


BULL GOOSE ROOSTER (CD) 2013
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OKIESIPPI BLUES (CD) 2011
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LIVE AT GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB (DVD) 2010
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RINGERS (CD) 2010
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ESCAPE FROM THE CHICKEN COOP (CD) 2009
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NO PAID HOLIDAYS (CD) 2008
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THE WHEEL MAN (CD) 2007
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WATERMELON SLIM & THE WORKERS (CD) 2006
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RIPE FOR THE PICKING (DVD) 2005
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UP CLOSE & PERSONAL (CD) 2004
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BIG SHOES TO FILL (CD) 2003
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MERRY AIRBRAKES (CD) 1973
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